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The Army-Navy Screen Magazine 03


Published 1943


The Army-Navy Screen Magazine Number 3, 1943. (AKA "The War No. 3")
  • 01 How To Swim In 10 Easy Lessons: Soldiers swim through fire during amphibious training at Camp Gordon Johnston in Florida.  

  • 02 Back Home - New York City: Shows wartime conditions in NYC, including rationing.

  • 03 Soldiers Of The Snow: Life for Soviet soldiers on the Eastern Front

  • 04 Strictly G.I. - V-Mail: How V-Mail works.

  • 05 U.S. Marine Corps - General Vandegrift Talks About Guadalcanal : USMC General Vandegrift introduces combat footage of the Guadalcanal campaign.

  • The Army-Navy Screen Magazine 03 1943: The entire newsreel

The Army-Navy Screen Magazine was produced by the U.S. Army Signal Corps Pictorial Service, under the supervision of Col. Frank Capra, who came up with the idea. It was released twice a month and shown to military troops as a 20-minute newsreel.

"By the end of the war, the Army-Navy Screen Magazine reached an enormous weekly audience of 4.2 million. It had become for American soldiers all over the world a communal experience that greatly influenced their perception of the war."

It featured short documentary films, news from back home, and short training films like Dr. Seuss' Private Snafu cartoons.   I've uploaded the entire Screen Magazine and also each segment as a separate file (some editions are comprised of 1 long film, though).

Description at the National Archives: "Reel 1, Part 1, troops at Camp Johnston, Fla., abandon equipment while swimming, jump from towers, and swim under burning oil. Part 2 contrasts prewar N.Y.C. traffic and bright lights with wartime blackout conditions. Cars are stored because of the gas shortage; consumers use ration books for food. Part 3, Russian troops use sleds, eat at field kitchens, and snipe at Germans. Reel 2, Part 1 describes V-mail procedures: cutting, microfilming, transport, photographic enlargement, and processing. Part 2, Gen. Vandegrift describes the Guadalcanal campaign. Shows the landing, brief combat scenes, and Japanese prisoners."  

As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)


Producer United States. Army
Audio/Visual sound, black & white
Language English


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